Alzheimer’s Turning Point

A Vascular Approach to Clinical Prevention

Authors: de la Torre, Jack C.

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  • Provides an overview of the available technology for early detection and therapeutic management of risk factors to Alzheimer’s before severe cognitive impairment symptoms appear
  • Offers an in-depth examination of various hypotheses and current treatments
  • A compelling read for professionals, students and for those looking to learn more about this disorder
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This compelling text provides an overview of the available technology for early detection and therapeutic management of vascular risk factors to Alzheimer’s before severe cognitive impairment symptoms appear. Chapters bring the reader from the trackless clinical research that has characterized Alzheimer’s progress for the last 20 years, to a nexus of new ideas and concepts that can change our outlook of this dementia. In-depth examinations of various hypotheses, preventive measures, current and prospective treatments are openly and clearly explored. The author discusses in depth his proposal of the vascular hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease which has become a mother-lode for basic and clinical studies and a key approach to the prevention of this dementia.Alzheimer’s Turning Point offers professionals, students and those looking to learn more about this disorder a fresh clinical perspective of this devastating disease.


About the authors

Jack C. de la Torre, MD, PhD

Professor of Neuropsychology (Adjunct)

Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Austin,

1 University Station

Austin, Texas

Dr. Jack de la Torre is a leading authority in the field of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In 1993, he first advanced the concept of AD as a vascular disorder with neurodegenerative consequences in a series of basic and clinical papers that culminated in the CATCH (critically-attained threshold of cerebral hypoperfusion) vascular hypothesis of AD. The vascular hypothesis of AD has had a profound impact and influence on research studies involving epidemiology, neuroimaging, neuropathology and therapeutics that continue to clarify the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer dementia. Dr. de la Torre has edited or co-edited 10 volumes on the subject of vascular factors in AD and published over 200 peer reviewed papers on neurodegeneration, neuropathology and neurotransmission. He has held professorial appointments in the Departments of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Ottawa, and in Pathology at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. de la Torre continues his active research on Alzheimers disease as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.   


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alzheimer’s Turning Point
Book Subtitle
A Vascular Approach to Clinical Prevention
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34057-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34057-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-34056-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81667-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 251
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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